Compare 2009 Toyota Corolla vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

2009 Toyota Corolla
2004 Honda Civic Classic
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 26 35 $14,352 $15,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic 27 35 $15,100 $16,150
4-Door Sedan Manual S 26 35 $15,023 $16,420
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 27 35 $15,326 $16,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 27 35 $15,783 $17,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 27 35 $16,149 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 22 30 $17,256 $18,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic XRS 22 30 $18,345 $20,050
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Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,352
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,350
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Corolla has a split personality: the utilitarian base car and the slightly edgy, expensive Corolla XRS.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 51.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.0 91.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.7 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 12.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P185/70SR14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Size
- P185/70SR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2449
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 5.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 115 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Honda Civic
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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